Profile

Alin Dobre

Senior Site Reliability Engineer at GoDaddy | On a journey to CTO

12

Years of Experience

Education

universitatea politehnica din bucureti

Companies

bashwizard.com, godaddy, edmonton running club, paragon internet group ltd, green zen fit, dovecot oy, elastichosts, intel, intel, gecad technologies, gecad technologies, gecad technologies, gecad technologies, gecad technologies, gentoo linux

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Experience

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    2018 - Present

    bashwizard.com

    Content Creator & Owner

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    2017 - Present

    godaddy

    Senior SRE

    SRE & Backend Development. Automation in Bash and Python.

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    2016 - 2017

    edmonton running club

    Club Secretary

    In charge of the website, maintaining club results, running fast. Registered as Club Secretary (Website) with England Athletics. My main achievement was rewriting the club championship page which calculated the points of each club member according to their run races but in real time. Code was PHP.

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    2016 - 2017

    paragon internet group ltd

    Senior Software Developer

    Backend Development. Bash, C, Python for the Elastichosts brand.

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    2015 - Present

    green zen fit

    Blogger and co-owner

    Writing mostly about running and fitness in general. Also in charge of the technical side of the blog.

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    2014 - 2016

    dovecot oy

    Senior Software Developer

    Development in C of proprietary and open source components of the Dovecot suite: Dovecot Email Archive (Dovecot Pro Vault), Mail Crypt Plugin, OAuth2 Plugin.

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    2013 - 2014

    elastichosts

    Senior Linux Developer

    Lead engineer of the ElasticHosts software development team, responsible for overall management of the team. In addition, I was the main developer of the host level software which is the low level core of Elasticstack product, maintaining the host Linux distribution and integrating external open source technologies into this, and also contributing to the Python / Django technology layers higher up in the stack. Key responsibilities included: • Development of the Bash/C host-management application which provides the low level core of the product • Maintenance of the custom Linux distribution in use on the hosts • Integrating and contributing to the open source technologies used (Qemu, LVM2, Linux kernel, etc.) • Contributing to the development of the Python / Django layers of the technology stack • Adding small features and fixed bugs in the code base, in response to customer feedback received by the sales and support teams • Implementing the longer team feature roadmap for the code base • Overall leadership and management of the development team • Working with the technical staff at our platform licensees to design and develop any customizations that were agreed Key accomplishments: • Finished and launched the Elastichosts Containers product, based on native Linux kernel namespaces (similar to Docker) • Re-organized product release to a monthly cycle • Automated creation of the internal custom Linux distribution • Improved the creation of custom guest images for containers and for multiple Debian based distributions • Fixed lots of host and guest kernel crashes • With cgroups limits being unreliable, I have written a C application to monitor and kill containers when the resources used are over limits

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    2012 - 2013

    intel

    Android Development Lead

    Serving as a lead engineer for the Android Development team in Romania.

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    2011 - 2013

    intel

    Android Distribution Engineer

    Performed various tasks being part of the Distribution team for Android enabling on Intel platforms. Consistent tasks I've been involved in, included: • Installing and maintaining the Gerrit Code Review application, including Gerrit mirrors. • Designed and built from scratch the continuous integration infrastructure for Android images generation, based on Jenkins CI. • Created and contributed most of the initial code for the Jenkins scripts repository. • Code review • Android source and binary releases

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    2008 - 2011

    gecad technologies

    Professional Services Manager

    • Lead the Professional Services Team • Handle larger projects • Project management over solution deployments • Product benchmarks • Create and manage benchmarking projects • Configure benchmarking applications for best results • Give professional feedback over product performance under different environments

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    2008 - 2011

    gecad technologies

    Senior Solution Architect

    • Technical consultancy • Solution architecture • Project management • Implementation documentation • Deployment hands-ons • Custom developed scripts • Integration with custom/third-party applications

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    2006 - 2008

    gecad technologies

    Customer Support Coordinator

    • Build and lead the Technical Support Team • Offer higher level technical support for customers • Monitor 1st and 2nd level Technical Support Engineers interaction with customers • Create custom scripts for customers • Create and manage knowledge base articles • Offer training (both on-site and on-web) to customers • Technical Account Manager

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    2005 - 2011

    gecad technologies

    Release Engineer and Coordinator

    • Created in-house application that automates building binary packages (rpm, deb, freebsd, openbsd, netbsd, solaris, hp-ux), written mostly in Python and bash. • Create binary packages to be released online • Coordinate binary packages testing • Manage the release publishing • Manage package contents • Manage package behavior

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    2005 - 2005

    gecad technologies

    Software Testing Engineer

    • Test various internal engines and modules for functionality • Create testing scripts to automate testing process • Part of the initial testing team of Axigen • Create test cases • Test and debug the Axigen products

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    2005 - 2006

    gentoo linux

    Romanian Lead Translator, Ebuild Developer

    Translate online documentation (XML format) from English to Romanian, maintain Romanian documentation, lead all Romanian translation team. Full rights ebuild developer. No ebuilds maintained, though.

Experience

8 Skills

Automation

Backend

Bash

PHP

Python

Senior Software Engineer

Site Reliability Engineering

SRE

Education

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    1998 - 2001

    universitatea politehnica din bucureti

    Engineer

    Computer Science